jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Dell Precision 470 with 16gb RAM and without memory fan trick

If you have a Dell Precision 470 they can't use more than 4GB of RAM because Dell annoyingly put in a setup that requires a RAM Fan be installed. Now this system is old, the fans are rare and are being sold for £150+

Now there maybe a reason for the RAM fan. As this is an old server system maybe Dell assumed the system would be under heavy load and could get hot and unstable without one. Or could of just been a money making scheme as they don't come with the fan as far as I'm aware.

Anyway. Someone at work uses one as a desktop rig and recently we have to put 16GB in it and couldn't due to lack of a RAM fan so we created this jumper switch, simply ripped off from an old machine.

Pins 1 and 3 need to be used. Just expose the top of the cable then twist the ends together and then tape it up with insulation tape (like shown in the images)

And that's it

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